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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of dress.


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  • When I met him and his Mother at the Inn, [1] he strutted before us, dress'd just as he came from keeping Sheep, Hogs, &c .... his shoes fill'd full of stumps in the heels.

    Letter 27

  • Mall began to empty: I took notice of two pretty young Creatures, very well dress'd in new Mourning, with Gold Watches and Tweezers.

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • In this Prospect I greatly rejoyc'd; and accordingly dress'd my self as if going to Church, and so I went to this Woman's House; which prov'd to me the Den of Deceit, the Devil's Dungeon, which in some Degree I deserved for my Hypocrisie to Heaven, and my Ingratitude to the good Gentlewoman my

    The Lining of the Patch-Work Screen

  • In the Spring methought the Earth was dress'd in new Apparel, the soft Meadow Grass was as a Robe of green Velvet imbroider'd with Pearls and Diamonds, compos'd of the

    The Amours of Bosvil and Galesia

  • The Master and he agreed, that he should be dress'd like a Girl, and put into that Convent, to be educated in good Manners, and instructed in

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • His Looks and Gestures demonstrated a violent Passion; but his Words were always dress'd up in Vertue and Honour; and the frequent Theme of his

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Thus we walk'd and talk'd; we laugh'd and delighted our-selves; we dress'd and visited; we received our Friends kindly, and by them were generously treated in their turn: all which was to the Satisfaction of our endearing tender Parents.

    A Patch-Work Screen for the Ladies

  • Exilius took him for Scipiana, when dress'd in Woman's


  • Father, or had gain'd the Keeper with Bribes, I know not; but she brought with her a Disguise, in which I dress'd my self, and so went out with her as one of her Maids.


  • Greek and Oriental Characters, which my Curiosity oblig'd me to gather; in doing which, I discover'd behind a Bush the Mouth of a Cave, into which I enter'd; and passing a few Steps, I saw a Woman, kneeling before a Kind of an Altar, which was decently dress'd with the native Ornaments of that Place.



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